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struggles to get the words ut but gabrielle giffords' message was crystal clear -- the time for gun-control is now. she made her appeal to a u.s. senate committee considering tighter gun laws. she spoke two years after she suffered a shot in the head in arizona. news came in of another shooting in phoenix. >> another day, another mass shooting. this one in phoenix. three were injured, one quickly. the politicians were hearing evidence about plans for new gun controls. president obama has a powerful new ally, a politician, a survivor. allies, but her awkward steps show not fully recovered from the bullet that passed through her brain. her husband leading the way. for the former congresswoman, her gift of speech are a distant memory. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. of violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. we must do something. >> her life changed forever in this arizona car blocked. she was shot at point-blank range by young men armed with a semiotic pistol with a 32 round clip. the pressure to ban these weapons is g
's strategy is to raise the emotional temperature. gabrielle giffords' testimony helped. >> for more on this debate and what can be done about it, i spoke with the police commissioner. thank you very much for joining me. you are in the front lines of the fight against crime in america. would tighter gun laws make america a safer place? >> absolutely. you have to couple gun laws with strict enforcement and punishment for those that violate the law. the status quo is not acceptable. we have to come up with some solution. >> and you were a commissioner here in washington, d.c. at a time when the city had some of the tightest gun-control laws in the country and was one of the most violent in the country. >> that is true, and that is why it has to be done at an individual level. an individual city can have tough gun laws, but and surrounding jurisdictions don't, then you still have a problem. this has to be addressed at a national level. >> what do you make of the argument of the pro-gun lobby that there are already so many weapons out there and america that even if you impose restriction
: even before the senators had their say, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stepped up to the microphone to make a brief and halting plea. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> ifill: giffords was shot in the head two years ago as she met with constituents in tucson, arizona. six others were killed that day. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly have now launched their own campaign for tougher gun laws. capitalizing on the public outcry that followed december's mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> after 20 kids and six of their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms at sandy hook, we said, th time must be different. something needs to be done. we are simply two reasonable americans who have said enough. >> ifill: but at today's hearings, national rifle association vice president wayne lapierre pushed back insisting that the rea
their say, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stepped up to the microphone to make a brief and halting plea. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> ifill: giffords was shot in the head two years ago as she met with constituents in tucson, arizona. six others were killed that day. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly have now launched their own campaign for tougher gun laws. capitalizing on the public outcry that followed december's mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> after 20 kids and six of their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms at sandy hook, we said, this time must be different. something needs to be done. we are simply two reasonable americans who have said enough. >> ifill: but at today's hearings, national rifle association vice president wayne lapierre pushed back insisting that the real solution to gun violence is to enforce exi
, the major developments of the day: at a high-profile senate hearing, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords-- herself wounded by a gunman-- appealed for action on gun violence. another gunman opened fire in an office building in phoenix, arizona, killing one person and wounding two others. tornadoes blasted parts of the southeast. at least one town in georgia was heavily damaged, with two people killed. and israeli warplanes struck inside syria. but the syrians disputed reports that the target was a convoy, carrying anti-aircraft missiles to hezbollah fighters in lebanon. a question: is there a connection between widespread wildfires and glacial ice melt? kwame holman tells us more. >> holman: last year, greenland's ice melted at the fastest rate ever observed. and 2012 was the third worst year on record for wildfires in the southwestern united states. in our science wednesday report, meet a climatologist who says the two extreme phenomena could be related. plus, what's so funny about monetary policy? on making sense, find the final installment of our humor and economics series. all that an
struggles to get the words out but gabrielle giffords' message was crystal clear -- the time for gun-control is now. she made her appeal to a u.s. senate committee considering tighter gun laws. she spoke two years after she suffered a shot in the head in arizona. news came in of another shooting in phoenix. >> another day, another mass shooting. this one in phoenix. three were injured, one quickly. the politicians were hearing evidence about plans for new gun controls. president obama has a powerful new ally, a politician, a survivor. allies but her awkward steps show not fully recovered from the bullet that passed through her brain. her husband leading the way. for the former congresswoman her gift of speech are a distant memory. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. of violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. we must do something. >> her life changed forever in this arizona car blocked. she was shot at point-blank range by young men armed with a semiotic pistol with a 32 round clip. the pressure to ban these weapons is gro
theater but political theater of the best sort. certainly the dramatic testimony of gabrielle giffords. you would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by that. i think it was of it was theater, but you heard your guest talking about wayne lapierre squirming, and people in the audience applauded when dick durbin held wayne lapierre's feet to the fire on a couple of issues. with that you have an active demonstration that the public is with pro gun control legislation, and that, i think alone could move the needle a little bit. >> john: it seems unthinking that these senators are unaware what the mood in this country is on this issue. gabby gifford probably would have brought tears to a stone however, wayne lapierre appears to have a heart harder than stone. as someone who lost a loved one to gun violence, what did you think of her. >> that was the message coming out, and every day we see 30 people, 30 americans die from gun violence. every year it's 30,000. in the 33 years i've been alive it's probably been over a million, and still the answer is to do nothing. what we heard in
a political perspective in congress democrats raised pacs, as well. gabrielle giffords aims to raise $20 million for the 2014 midterm elections. the n.r.a. is obviously, as you mentioned, going to be adding to their membership, getting more fund raising so this is a battle and a place where they can take out intense positions. >> sreenivasan: how about putting this in terms of perspective in terms of 2014, 2016? even the vice president why he decided to come out on good deal but is on almost a road tour. he seems to be campaigning for both gun rights and gun control or sun safety as well as maybe for himself. >> well, the presidential race, of course, we just inaugurated president obama for his second term. we've seen action shifts to the states. you have democratic governors making moves on this. andrew cuomo in new york is taking the lead. he could run for president. the vice president is not making it secret that he could be running for president as well so he's the front man on this major issue that the president will be talking about. so none of this is without politics in mind. the
a political perspective in congress democrats raised pacs as well. gabrielle giffords aims to raise $20 million for the 2014 midterm elections. the n.r.a. is obviously as you mentioned, going to be adding to their membership getting more fund raising so this is a battle and a place where they can take out intense positions. >> sreenivasan: how about putting this in terms of perspective in terms of 2014 2016? even the vice president why he decided to come out on good deal but is on almost a road tour. he seems to be campaigning for both gun rights and gun control or sun safety as well as maybe for himself. >> well, the presidential race of course, we just inaugurated president obama for his second term. we've seen action shifts to the states. you have democratic governors making moves on this. andrew cuomo in new york is taking the lead. he could run for president. the vice president is not making it secret that he could be running for president as well so he's the front man on this major issue that the president will be talking about. so none of this is without politics in mind. the mon
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